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Special Financial Opportunities

Duquesne University is often recognized in publications such as U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly for the value our education provides relative to the cost of attending. Combining a great education at a great price, special financial opportunities are available for many graduate programs. 

The following degree programs are currently offering special tuition rates:


25% Tuition Award

Additionally, Duquesne is offering a 25% tuition award for select graduate degrees. Learn more about the programs offering this award as well as the eligibility requirements.

If you have questions about these opportunities, please contact Graduate Admissions at 412.396.6219 or eickert@duq.edu or the Office of Financial Aid at 412.396.6607.


McNair Scholar Alumni Award

Part of our fabric is a strong commitment to a diverse community of scholars and professionals. We recognize McNair Scholars' potential for success in pursuing a graduate education at Duquesne and the unique perspectives and insight they bring to our community.

We are delighted to announce our McNair Scholar Alumni Award, which provides a one-time $5,000 tuition award. This award will be applied during the first year of study provided the scholar is enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program. The McNair Scholar Alumni Award can be combined with any additional scholarships or awards that scholars may receive from their program of interest. 

Students who graduated from a McNair Scholar program as an undergraduate will need to submit a letter of recommendation from their program's Director.  Letters can be emailed to the EMG-Graduate Admissions Office at gradadmissions@duq.edu. For more information on the opportunity, please contact the EMG-Graduate Admissions Office


Pittsburgh Promise Alumni Award

Duquesne University is proud to be a Preferred College Partner of The Pittsburgh Promise, with approximately 250 undergraduate Promise students currently enrolled. In order to help students continue their education, a 30% tuition scholarship is now available for Pittsburgh Promise alumni pursuing a graduate degree! 


School of Nursing Tuition Awards

Within the School of Nursing there is a 30% tuition discount and a 50% tuition discount for eligible students enrolling in specific graduate nursing programs at Duquesne. For more information and eligibility requirements, please refer to the School of Nursing website or contact the school directly


Lay Teacher 60% Tuition Award

Current full-time lay teachers of pre-K through high school or school administrators in a Roman Catholic school in the Pittsburgh, Greensburg, or Altoona-Johnstown Dioceses pursuing a non-doctoral degree or certificate in the School of Education may be eligible to receive a 60% discount on School of Education tuition.